Well… they are both done! My first guitar(s). I don’t really have a bucket list, but if I did, building a guitar was definitely on it. So, hypothetically speaking, could I check that off my list twice? Started these somewhere … Continue reading →
More progress… Picked through my redwood tops and walnut backs, then traced a basic profile trying to avoid any undesirable spots. Used the shooting board and joined the soundboards. They aren’t quite wide enough, so once the glue cured, I … Continue reading →
Spent most of my day in the shop. While I was waiting for glue on rosette pieces to dry, I figured I’d try to make a neck. Used mahogany from my friends porch. Hardest part was scraping the glue … Continue reading →
Went to a Christmas (or Christpocalypse) party last night at a friends house. It’s about an hour and a half drive, so thankfully they had a spare room for me, especially knowing the quality of his home brews. A few months ago … Continue reading →
My first hand cut dovetails and dados. No mechanical fasteners, just a bit of hide glue for piece of mind. Reclaimed wood from a fallen barn on my parents property from 30+ years ago. Finished with shellac on the outside and oil inside. I left the outer boards at full dimension not knowing how it would turn out. I think I would make the sides a bit shorter if I make any more (I like to see a little bit of the label).
Contents shown: Rodenbach- Grand Cru, Unibroue- Terrible, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, Dogfish Head- Theobroma 2008
Folder Holder from reclaimed scrap. We make thousands of these punch outs every year. They are too small for most parts we make, so we recycle them. I needed a place to hold folders on my desk. Added a couple … Continue reading →